Trinity Women's Lacrosse Loses To Ithaca On Late Run By Bombers

Trinity Women's Lacrosse Loses To Ithaca On Late Run By Bombers

Nashville, Tenn. - Bailey Herr scored the game-winning goal that broke a 9-9 tie with 9:10 remaining in the second half to lead the Ithaca College Bombers to a 11-9 victory over the Trinity College Bantams in women's lacrosse action on Natchez Field on the campus of Vanderbilt University this afternoon.  Trinity, ranked No. 2 in the nation, drops to 3-1 with its first regular-season loss in 12 games, while the No. 17-ranked Bombers improve to 4-0.

Trinity opened up a 7-1 lead over the first 22:26 of the game, led by three goals and an assist by junior attacker Abby McInerney (Cape Elizabeth, Maine) and two goals and one assist by first-year attacker Ashley Turnbull (Ridgewood, N.J.).  Allison Panara ended a 22:30 scoring drought for Ithaca with a goal on a free-position shot at the 6:22 mark of the first half, and Morgan Racicot scored the last two goals before the break after a Bantam tally by junior attacker Kiley Coffey (West Newbury, Mass.) in between to make the score, 8-4, in Trinity's favor at halftime.

Panara scored twice in the first 3:37 of the second stanza to cut the Bantam advantage to two, but Trinity junior midfielder Allie Barrett (Concord, Mass.) answered with a short-handed goal with 20:27 on the clock.  Ithaca's Allt Runyon scored the first of her three second-half goal just 27 seconds later to ignite a 5-0 Bomber run that put Trinity behind, 11-9, with 8:06 remaining.  Turnbull got one back for the Bantams with 6:25 left, but Trinity turned the ball over on its final three possessions.

McInerney and Turnbull finished with three goals and one assist apiece, while Coffey scored twice and added six draw controls, and senior co-captain midfielder Karly Simpson (South Hadley, Mass.) notched one goal and one assist for the Bantams.  Trinity senior tri-captain attacker Clare Lyne (Concord, Mass.) recorded seven draw controls, senior tri-captain defender Meghan Collins (Marblehead, Mass.) scooped four ground balls, and junior Zoe Ferguson (Ridgewood, N.J.) made 12 saves in goal.  Runyon finished with a game-high four goals for Ithaca, while Bomber goalie Kimberly Presuto had five saves to earn the win in relief.